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Online Tutoring: Fixing the "Fix-it Shop" Mentality with Technology
 

Online Tutoring: Fixing the "Fix-it Shop" Mentality with Technology

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This is my presentation from the East Central Writing Centers Association Conference from 2008. It is a way of creating a cheaper and more effective way of interacting with Writing Center clients ...

This is my presentation from the East Central Writing Centers Association Conference from 2008. It is a way of creating a cheaper and more effective way of interacting with Writing Center clients online rather than paying significant amounts of money to companies such as WC Online and so on.

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    Online Tutoring: Fixing the "Fix-it Shop" Mentality with Technology Online Tutoring: Fixing the "Fix-it Shop" Mentality with Technology Presentation Transcript

    • Writing Center Hacks: Tapping into the Possibilities of Freeware Casey McArdle Ball State University
    • Online Tutoring Cheap? User Friendly? Not just “Fix it” Audio & Video?
    • How do we re-create that face-to-face environment online? Image: http://projects.uwc.utexas.edu/praxis/files/featured_center_1_sp06.jpg
    • Writing Center costs: Software: $500 to $3,000 Subscription: $1000 a year Web Cam: $100 Microphone: $50 -------- alot
    • Student costs: Software: $500 to $3,000 Computer: $1,000 to $2,500 ----------- alot
    • Freeware: Software: $0 Computer: $0 Web Cam: $100 Microphone: $50 ----------- not so much
    • Expensiveware: Voice Thread WC Online Freeware: Google Docs, Google Talk Skype & Google Docs
    • Tutor’s View
    • Student’s View
    • Expensiveware & Freeware… WCOnline Scheduler Google Docs Google Talk or Skype